Dr Benjamin Kenwright

Job: Principal Lecturer

Faculty: Technology

School/department: School of Computer Science and Informatics

Research group(s): Centre for Computational Intelligence (CCI)

Address: De Montfort University, The Gateway, Leicester, LE1 9BH, United Kingdom

T: +441162506711

E: benjamin.kenwright@dmu.ac.uk

W: http://dmu.ac.uk/cci


Personal profile

Benjamin Kenwright is a highly skilled researcher, developer, leader in game technologies, management and engineering operations.  Ben has spoken around the world on game technologies and interactive solutions in both industry and academic contexts.  His work has been featured in the press, broadcast and online media. He studied at both the University of Liverpool and Newcastle University before moving on to work in the game industry and eventually joining the School of Computer Science and Informatics at De Montfort University in 2018.  Ben is a member of the Centre for Computational Intelligence (CCI), a Senior Fellow HEA, a Chartered Engineer (CEng), a Senior Member of the IEEE, ACM and the British Computer Society. Benjamin is a visiting professor at Zhejiang Normal University in China.  He is also an active researcher with a strong track record in real-time systems, massively parallel architectures, physics-based technologies and interactive animation solutions.  Benjamin has over twenty years’ experience in research, teaching, leading staff, managing, budgets, overseeing quality procedures and developing operational partnerships, both nationally and internationally.


Research group affiliations

  • Centre for Computational Intelligence (CCI)
  • De Montfort University Games And interactive MEdia Research (DMU:GAMER)


Research interests/expertise

  • Graphics
  • Games
  • Simulation
  • Optimization
  • Algorithms
  • Virtual Reality
  • Programming
  • Software engineering
  • Project management
  • Object Orientated Analysis and Design


Areas of teaching

  • High Performance Graphics
  • Software Engineering
  • Game Technologies



  • M.Eng (Hons) Electrical & Electronic Engineering
  • Ph.D in Computer Science


Membership of professional associations and societies

  • Chartered Engineer (CEng)
  • Fellow British Computer Society (FBCS)
  • Senior Member of Institute of Electrical & Electronic Engineering (SMIEEE)
  • Senior Fellow Higher Education Academy (SFHEA)
  • Chartered Technologist (CMALT)
  • Chartered Scientist (CSci)
  • Member Association for Computing Machinery (MACM)
  • Member of International Association of Engineers (MIAENG)
  • Games and Learning Special Interest Group (GLSIG)


Conference attendance

Regularly attends national and international seminars, courses and conferences (e.g., ACM, IEEE, BCS). To share research and knowledge and keep informed of rapid advances in the ever exciting and changing field of digital technologies.


Professional esteem indicators

Ben is an External Examiner for University of Wales Trinity Saint David and Liverpool John Moores University. He was formally the External Examiner for the University of Ulster and University of Suffolk. He was also on the external validation panel for the Electronics and Robotics course at South Devon College.

Reviewer for conferences and journals nationally and internationally in and around the field of digital technologies.

Visiting Professor at Zhejang Normal University China and a Distinguished Speaker for ACM.



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